New Bill at Statehouse Aims to Simplify Local Taxes

Oct 24, 2013

Republican lawmakers in the Ohio legislature are sponsoring a bill that they say would simplify municipal tax structures throughout the state. Representative Cheryl Grossman says this bill is necessary because local taxes are too complicated.

"Ohio has the unpleasant distinction of having the most complicated and unfriendly tax system in the entire nation. No other state comes close to having more than 600 cities utilizing more than 300 different forms, deadlines and definitions for municipal income tax collection. Ohio is the only state in the nation where municipalities set their own rules and regulations."

Grossman says many businesses say they don’t choose to locate in Ohio because of the local tax structure. She says this bill would make Ohio more tax friendly, especially for the state’s small businesses.